Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Print Edit - Trim Webpages Before You Print Them

Image Credit: Briar Press
We've all seen it at one time or another. Your student finds an article online that she likes so much that she just has to print it out and promptly proceeds to print the entire article complete with sidebar content and two or three blank pages mixed in for good measure. Fortunately, there are some tools that can prevent that kind of costly waste of paper and ink. I've previously featured three such tools here. Print Edit is another tool that you can teach students to use before printing out a lengthy webpage.

Print Edit is a Firefox add-on that allows you to edit the content of a webpage in your "print preview" screen. With Print Edit installed once you enter the print preview screen you can highlight and delete sections of a webpage before you print them. Using Print Edit could prevent the waste of a lot of paper and ink in your classroom or school print center.